Written by someone who has personally experienced pet loss - this is a valuable guide for those who are going through bereavement of their pet and all the emotions that come with it. It is filled with good, practical information and a step-by-step guide on how to deal with the loss. It is written with sympathy and understanding in a clear, friendly tone - almost like your most-needed friend at the time you need one badly as you navigate through a range of emotions when you lose your beloved pet.
It includes many personal stories of loss that offer insights and advice to the reader. It covers a wide range of topic on pet loss - euthanasia, how to grieve, discussing the loss with children, lessening the feeling of missing your pet by incorporating changes to your old daily routine, when to get a new pet, as well as many other topics.
Additionally, this book specifically addresses the common feeling among pet owners that no one understands or can relate to how they feel during the loss of their pet. Many of them feel unsupported, isolated or not "normal" for having these deep emotions over the loss. Reading this book shows them that they are not alone. It reassures them that their feelings are valid and it encourages them to grieve freely and deeply. This seems to be one of the most helpful messages of this book.
A much-needed tool for pet owners who are grieving the loss of their pet, this is a highly-recommended book. Losing a beloved pet for owners is like losing a human loved one. Yet pet owners do not get the emotional support they need because "It is just an animal. One can always get another one." This book serves as a sympathetic friend, a mentor who understands what pet owners are going through and offers guidance to help cope during this difficult time.